The Motus database was first organised from the perspective of data processing. That is, to store detections based on the serial number of the computer (i.e., "receiver") that collected those data. However, it was also important to keep track of different station configurations, hence "receiver deployments" were born. However, whenever a receiver was switched between two locations it always presented a bit of a problem to link the deployments of a single location together. Previously, researchers would have to use the station's name to link together data from multiple receivers which could be frustrating, especially when names were not consistent between deployments or when two locations had similar names. As Motus has grown, receiver management has become more and more cumbersome making it clear we would need to introduce a new system of organisation at the station level.